Nicklas Backstrom Glad to be “Home”


Nicklas Backstrom made his first appearance of training camp this morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Backstrom is returning from the World Cup of Hockey, following Team Sweden’s elimination at the hands of Team Europe on Sunday.

Backstrom registered four points (2g, 2a) in four games with Sweden at the tournament, ranking first among Swedish skaters and tied for third among all skaters at the tournament in points. Backstrom met with the media after practice:

Backstrom’s return leaves only head coach Barry Trotz and goaltenders Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer, who remain entangled with the World Cup of Hockey.

In his media session this morning, Backstrom seemed genuinely happy to get back, and referred to Virginia fondly, calling the DMV his home.

We at NoVa Caps love to hear that, and fully understand that feeling. In other Swedish Capitals news, Andre Burakovsky met with John Walton for a few minutes earlier today:


By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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